Blakemere, Blakemere, Herefordshire

£435,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Delightful extended 4 bedroom rural cottage with a blend of contemporary and character styles throughout. Located in a picturesque setting within the Golden Valley.

Description

A charming detached cottage which has been extended and improved by the current owners to provide generous accommodation combining character and a modern contemporary style.

Location

The village of Blakemere is found approximately 5 miles from the Golden Valley village of Peterchurch which offers a convenient range of services including a local shop/post office, bistro, primary and secondary schools, a church, two public houses and a doctor's surgery.

A greater range of services can be found in the renowned second-hand book town of Hay-on-Wye approximately 11 miles and the cathedral city of Hereford, being approximately 11 miles, which also has a train station with services to the main rail network.

The nearest motorway links can be found at Ross-on-Wye for the M50 and Newport for the M4. The Wye Valley and The Golden Valley are both known for their beauty and nearby is Moccas Park which is a nature reserve owned by Natural England.

Overall this is property is set within a stunning location benefitting from southerly views of the surrounding farmland.

Accommodation

The house is entered through the front door and immediately adjacent is the kitchen with an Inglenook fireplace and inset with a Rayburn and an original bread oven. The kitchen is free-standing with a Belfast sink, tiled floor and a door into the conservatory. Currently there is a staircase which leads to a room upstairs with a bath, hand wash basin and a w.c.

(The owners have had plans to remove the ceiling in the kitchen so that it can be made into one large open room).

The sitting room is quite delightful with an Inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, solid oak flooring, windows to the side and doors leading into the conservatory. From the sitting room there are a set of stone steps which lead down to a cellar. The cellar measuring 3.8m x 3.7m (9'10 x 12'2) is currently utilized as additional storage and has the benefit of light and power.

A further set of oak steps lead into the dining room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, a side window, a wood-burner and oak flooring. A doorway leads into a playroom/study with dual aspect windows, oak floor, exposed beams and a former fireplace. From the sitting room a set of oak steps lead down into an inner hallway with a door into a further reception room, this forms part of the extension and is a delightfully light and airy room with a wood-burning stove and aluminium bi-fold doors leading outside to a seating area.

On this floor, also is the fourth bedroom which is L shaped and has a window to the side and is served with a bathroom, next door, which is finished to a high standard with tiled walls and floor, a deep fill oval bath, a corner shower and wash hand basin. A bespoke oak stairway leads to the first-floor landing and a delightful roof lantern provides light to create a useful area whilst also giving access to three bedrooms and an en-suite shower room. The main bedroom has an en-suite shower room and is complimented with beautiful views over the garden and a sky-light. The second bedroom is of a double proportion with a space for free-standing wardrobes. The third bedroom is reached via a set of steps, this bedroom has exposed beams, restricted head height and a dormer-window.

Outside

From the parking area there is a set of steps that lead down to the front entrance and a side entrance leads to the garden. Next to the side entrance is a garage of timber construction, with a concrete base measuring 3.47m x 7.44m (11'5 x 24'5) with a workshop bench. Next to the garage, integral to the house, is a utility/boiler room with an oil-fired boiler, a window and plumbing for a washing machine. In the vicinity of the garden there is a large bespoke oak-framed free- standing log store approx 1.4m x 2.7m (4'7 x 8'10). The garden enjoys a beautiful outlook and has interspersed trees and shrubs with a central feature pond and an established magnolia tree. There is a sunken seating area next to the extension.

Tenure

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Band E Herefordshire Council.

Services

We are advised that the property is connected to mains water and mains electricity. Private drainage system. Oil-fired central heating, with under-floor heating to the bathrooms. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.

Directions

From Hay-on-Wye take the B4352 continuing through Hardwicke, Middlewood, Bredwardine and Moccas. The next settlement is Blakemere. Once in Blakemere take the right hand turn before the church (not the first) and proceed down the lane and take the first driveway on the left where the property will be found.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the sole selling agents Sunderlands. Contact tel: 01497 822522. Office opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm. Sat 9.00-1.00pm. Out of hours contact Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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